The publication count is an annual collation of UCT’s research output that is sent to the National Department of Higher Education (DHET). The count has a direct influence on the funding received from government and plays a vital role in the research sustainability at UCT. The purpose of the DHET policy is to encourage the production of research by rewarding research excellence.
The DHET puts emphasis on peer reviewed journals and for the purposes of this subsidy, however, they only recognize publications from a list of accredited journals.
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